March 4-11, 2018 Police Blotter

Posted on March 13, 2018

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

March 4-11, 2018

 
On March 7, 2018 at 12:16 a.m., Ptl. Justin Westra stopped a vehicle being operated without a front license plate. The operator, a 23 year old male from West Orange, was arrested after it was determined that his license was suspended. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On March 8, 2018 at 11:43 p.m., officers responded to a Crestmont Road address to investigate a burglary. The homeowner returned home and heard someone exit the residence through the back door. It was determined that an unknown actor had burglarized the residence and fled upon the arrival of the homeowner. The incident remains under investigation.
 
On March 9, 2018 at 7:47 a.m., officers responded to a Crestmont Road address to investigate a burglary to a motor vehicle during the overnight hours. The vehicle had been left unlocked in the driveway of the residence. The incident remains under investigation.
 
On March 9, 2018 at 10:09 a.m., officers responded to a Crestmont Road address to investigate an attempted burglary to a residence. An unknown actor had entered a garage and attempted unsuccessfully to gain access to the residence. The incident remains under investigation.
 
On March 9, 2018 at 3:45 p.m., patrol officers were investigating a civil matter when they discovered a large quantity of a controlled dangerous substance in a residence. The subsequent investigation led to the arrest of a 50 year old male from Cedar Grove for possession of anabolic steroids. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in Superior Court.
 
On March 10, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle for an inoperable brake lamp. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 34 year old male operator from Irvington for possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
On March 10, 2018 at 11:35 a.m., officers responded to a Westview Court address to investigate a burglary. The resident returned home and discovered that someone had broken the glass out the sliding glass door in the rear of the residence. Numerous items were taken from the residence. This incident remains under investigation.
 
RESIDENTS ARE REMINDED TO LOCK THEIR HOMES AND CARS. IF YOU HAVE AN ALARM, MAKE SURE IT IS ARMED WHEN YOU ARE LEAVING YOUR HOME. REPORT ANY SUSPICOUS ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY TO THE POLICE.  
 

*********All persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty. ********

March 12-18, 2018 Police Blotter

Posted on March 19, 2018

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

March 12-18, 2018

 
            On March 14, 2018 at 11:41 a.m., Ptl. Christopher Heck stopped a vehicle after observing that the operator was not wearing a seatbelt. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of a 23 year old female passenger from Woodland Park for possession of marijuana. She was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
            On March 14, 2018 at 3:09 p.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle after observing the operator texting on his cell phone while driving. It was determined that the 31 year old male from Irvington was driving with a suspended license. He was arrested processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
            On March 14, 2018 at 5:10 p.m., Ptl. Dominic Buscio stopped a vehicle after a random check on his MDT reveal that the registration was expired. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 32 year old male operator from Clifton for driving with a suspended license, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
            On March 15, 2018 at 1:14 a.m., Ptl. Justin Westra stopped a vehicle that had crossed over the double yellow lines on Pompton Avenue. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 27 year old female driver for possession of marijuana. She was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
            On March 15, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped an individual walking on Ridge Road for failing to cross the roadway within a crosswalk. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 21 year old male from Queens, NY for possession of marijuana and hindering his apprehension by providing a false name. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
            On March 15, 2018 at 4:36 p.m., Ptl. Dominick Buscio stopped a vehicle with dark tinted windows. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 36 year old male operator from Orange for driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
            On March 15, 2018 at 10:02 p.m., Ptl. Christopher Lynch was addressing a parking violation at a Stevens Avenue address when it was determined that the operator had an outstanding traffic warrant. The operator, a 23 year old male from Elizabeth, was arrested for the outstanding warrant. He was also found to be in possession of marijuana. He was processed and released after posting the required bail.
 
            On March 18, 2018 at 3:31 a.m., Ptl. Anthony Grigolo stopped a vehicle he observed speeding along Grove Avenue. It was determined that the 30 year old male operator from Bloomfield was driving with a suspended license. He was arrested processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

*********All persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty. ********

March 19-25, 2018 Police Blotter

Posted on March 27, 2018

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

March 19-25, 2018

           
             On March 20, 2018 at 2:10 p.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle being operated with an obstructed windshield. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 26 year old female driver from Passaic for driving with a suspended license. She was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
            On March 23, 2018 at 8:09 a.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle with an inoperable center brake lamp. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 59 year old male operator from West Orange for driving with a suspended license. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
            On March 24, 2018 at 2:04 p.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella investigated a report of an erratic driver from another motorist. He located and stopped the vehicle in the rear of 150 Commerce Road. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 41 year old male driver from Newark for possession of marijuana, driving with a suspended license and hindering his apprehension by providing a false name. He was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
            On March 25, 2018 at 1:35 a.m., Ptl. Dominick Buscio stopped a vehicle with no front license plate and tinted windows. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 23 year old male driver from Asbury Park for driving with a suspended license and 27 year old male passenger from Neptune for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and an open container of alcohol. Both were processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.
 
            On March 25, 2018 at 1:39 p.m., officers investigated a shoplifting at Nicholas Markets Foodtown. The store manager observed the actor exit the store with a basket full of merchandise and enter a vehicle. He provided the license plate and description of the vehicle along with surveillance video of the actor in the store. The incident is under investigation by detectives.
 
            On March 25, 2018 at 1:33 p.m., Ptl. Raymond Cassella stopped a vehicle with tinted windows. A subsequent investigation led to the arrest of the 22 year old female driver from Orange for driving with a suspended license. She was processed and released with a summons to appear in municipal court.

 
*********All persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty. ********